University Hearing Panel - Students, Faculty & Staff

Information and Description

The Office of Student Advocacy & Accountability (SAA) chooses students, faculty and staff to serve as panelists on the University Hearing Panels annually. The University Hearing Panel (UHP) is composed of both faculty, staff and students who work together in adjudicating cases on behalf of SAA. These panels hear cases of alleged academic and non-academic Code of Student Conduct violations. Each University Hearing Panel consists of 3-5 members, with at least one 1 student, and a faculty member.

Before a University Hearing Panel is convened, most of the cases go through the Accountability process with an SAA official and do not require a formal meeting with the UHP. However, the Code of Student Conduct allows students to decline the administratively issued issued accountability outcome and proceed to the next step, the UHP. Being involved on campus is very vital and becoming a member of the University Hearing Panel will be a great opportunity for students, faculty and staff who seek leadership roles and professional development.

Panelist Qualifications

SAA Student Panelist Qualifications

  • Maintain good standing with the University, (may not be on Academic or Disciplinary Probation or Deferred Suspension)
  • Maintain a 2.5 semester GPA
  • Complete and submit an application to SAA online via TigerLink
  • Complete all required training annually

 

 

SAA Staff and Faculty Panelist Qualifications

  • Maintain necessary approvals by your Supervisor, department and/or College as needed
  • Complete and submit an application to SAA online via TigerLink
  • Complete all required training annually

 

Recommended qualifications include:

  • Ability to maintain composure in potentially stressful situations
  • Ability to keep all matters of the University Hearing Panel strictly confidential as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Strong understanding of LSU’s Code of Student Conduct and the Accountability process

Commitment

Please review the list of Important Dates and consider whether or not you will be able to commit fully to the following:

  • Participate in one summer webinar online: June, July and August 2016 dates to be announced
  • Complete the online assessment of your knowledge following the webinar, in which you should score 90% or higher.
  • Attend one of the University Hearing Panel General Training dates, in person: August 26, 2016 or September 2, 2016 from 1-3pm
  • Provide your availability for the following times (during the week) for the fall semester 2016: Monday - Friday 9am–12pm, 1:30–4:30pm or both
  • Lunch & Learn sessions will be held monthly throughout the year to discuss current trends in higher education student conduct, provide additional training, and laws impacting hearing panels with dates and times that vary. Panelists should plan to attend atleast one session per semester to stay active in the panelist pool.
  • Attend the Spring Hearing Panel Training in person on: January 2017 date to be announced